A sudden White House change of heart: Trump doesn't want America to see Mueller's report anymore

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As sure as the sun rises in the East and sets in the West, we all knew Donald Trump's dalliance with transparency on Robert Mueller’s findings would come to a screeching halt once someone explained to him the difference between Attorney General William Barr's 4-page hack job and Mueller's 400-page-plus report. Now that Trump has learned those other 396 pages aren't all dazzling pictures of him, he's turning his ship around.


Just two weeks after Trump was arguing for public release—"I don't mind. ... Let them see it."—Trump minds. Trump has now gone from "it wouldn't bother me at all" on March 25 to his Monday declaration that Democrats are "crazed" about the report and "it will never be enough." In case anyone mistook his meaning, he twitter screamed on Tuesday morning: "NOTHING WILL EVER SATISFY THEM!”

Trump topped off that tweet a couple hours later by retweeting a Fox News clip in which Alan Dershowitz argued that Barr doesn't have any legal obligation to publicly release the report at all.

Finally, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders emerged from a Fox News interview to deride Democrats for planning a Wednesday vote in the House Judiciary Committee to subpoena Mueller’s full report. “I think it just shows again what sore losers the Democrats really are," Sanders told reporters.

So now the White House is demonizing Democrats for wanting to see the very report Trump repeatedly said should be made public over the last two weeks. Just wait for it, folks—very soon Mueller will go from having acted honorably, according to Trump, to being a demon worthy of investigation. That is coming just as soon as we start to get some kind of window into what Mueller really wrote.

As House Intelligence Chair Adam Schiff of California told CNN Tuesday regarding Trump and the Mueller report, "Clearly, he is concerned about that coming out."

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